how sure are they??? We had our 20 week scan yesterday, everything is going fine (phew!). The ultrasound lady said she thinks its a boy but isn't sure as bub was in an awkward position with bum stuck in a corner! My sis has a theory that they are usually more sure than they let on but need to cover themselves! Would like to hear from others who been told similar thing, what was the outcome?
I know of one mum given 75% chance of a boy. Bought everything in blue. Her daughter is adorable.
We've been told 60% chance of a girl so we've bought one pack of pink babygros, a pink outfit and I've knitted several pink cardigans with cheap wool from ebay. Friends have given me pink things that their babies have grown out of but most of our first size is white as we didn't know what we were having last time.
Having a scan next week to check baby's position as I had an ECV this week. Now that they can see her bottom hopefully we won't be in for a shock.
We were told DD's sex at 12 week scan. He said at that stage all fetuses have external genitalia (which then gets incorporated into the body for girls). In boys, this part looks up. In girls, it looks down.
It may have been that his equipment was very high-tech, but baby's position wouldn't have mattered because he could freeze a 3D image, then cut away at it, and rotate to see whatever he wanted.
I think it depends on the skill of the sonographer but with my DS2 we were told "probably" a boy - she didn't see the penis but said that what she could see looked too swollen to be labia and that she thought it was a scrotum. Obviously she was right but we had a 4D scan @ 28 weeks when it was confirmed anyway.
With DD at the 20 week scan she said it was 60% likely to be a girl. She couldn't be certain because the legs were crossed.
We didn't believe she was a girl as we already had 2 DSs. I had to have an ECSC with DD and while they were wheeling me into theatre, making small talk the midwife told me about a Dad that tattoed a girl's name on his arm on the basis of being told it was a girl at the scan. When the baby was born it was a boy.